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Located on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park has a 1.5-mile beach, Locationa family campground and outdoor group camp, picnic areas, a 1.3-mile boardwalk and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Big Bay State Park
2402 Hagen Rd.
La Pointe, WI 54850
715-747-6425

Wisconsin State Park System Big Bay State Park

Big Bay State Park overlooking Lake Superior

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Reserve campsites at Big Bay State Park.


Park information

Welcome!

  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Directions

Madeline Island Ferry boats [exit DNR] operate on regular schedules between Bayfield and La Pointe from April to December. County Highway H loops around Madeline Island from La Pointe. To get to Big Bay State Park, take Highway H counterclockwise (Middle Road) from La Pointe about four miles to Hagen Road and continue east on Hagen Road about 2 miles to the park entrance. Geographical coordinates are 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W.

No launching facilities are available at the park, but boats can be launched at the public landing in Bayfield or at a privately operated landing on Madeline Island. (Consult the Coast Guard at Bayfield for Lake Superior navigation information).

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Last revised: Thursday March 24 2016